8 Books About College That Are Actually Helpful

If you’re heading off to college in the next few months, you’re probably feeling a whole mix of emotions: excited, scared, intimidated, sad, nervous in a good way, and a stressed out. Freshman year of college is definitely a big adjustment, especially if you’re living on campus somewhere far from where you grew up. There’s so much to keep in mind that remembering all of the advice you’ve heard is almost impossible. Say what you will about self-help books, but college advice books are pretty necessary for most students. And don’t worry – they aren’t lame. There are some really great books about college that are actually helpful, fun to read, and essential in preparing you for this major life change. Movies and television make college sounds super fun (which it is), but there are going to be plenty of personal and academic challenges to deal with as well.

Sometimes you don’t want to read a cheesy book about college written by a forty-year-old. You want something funny, written by people close to your age who have similar experiences and thoughts as you. The college experience has changed a lot in the last few years, and it’s important to get advice from people who’ve recently been through it. That’s why we’re letting you know about some books that are actually really down-to-earth that can give you a heads up on college life. Some of these books are even written from the female perspective, which is especially important with the epidemic of rape and harassment on college campuses.

Here are some college prep books that you’ll actually enjoy reading: 

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